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The Institutes of Biblical Law, vol. 2: Law and Society
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The Institutes of Biblical Law, vol. 2: Law and Society


Mark R. Rushdoony 1982

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The purpose of Law and Society, this second of three volumes of The Institutes of Biblical Law, is to show how God's law applies to every aspect of our lives and the world. There are in God's word specified consequences, curses, and blessings for disobedience and obedience. We cannot understand history apart from that fact.

Moreover, as we look at our world, we need to be encouraged. Its disasters manifest the judgments of God. They make clear that now as always "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). If we are unhappy about the disasters and collapses of our time, we may be saying that we regret the failure of sin to prosper, and that we dislike the justice of God in its operations.

The purpose of this second volume is to point men to God and his Word for the government of their lives and our world. To serve and magnify God is the greatest of privileges and callings, as is the reconstruction of all things in terms of the Word of God. This, after all, is the purpose of life, to be conformed to God. This volume covers the relationship of biblical law to communion and community, the sociology of the Sabbath, family and inheritance, and much more; it also contains an appendix by Herbert Titus.

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  • Title: The Institutes of Biblical Law, vol. 2: Law and Society
  • Author: Rousas John Rushdoony
  • Publisher: Ross House Books
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 752

About Rousas John Rushdoony

Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001) was a well-known American scholar, writer, and author of over thirty books. He held B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California and received his theological training at the Pacific School of Religion. An ordained minister, he worked as a missionary among Paiute and Shoshone Indians and as a pastor to two California churches. He founded the Chalcedon Foundation, an educational organization devoted to research, publishing, and cogent communication of a distinctively Christian scholarship to the world at large. His writing in the Chalcedon Report and his numerous books inspired a generation of believers to be active in reconstructing the world to the glory of Jesus Christ. Until his death, he resided in Vallecito, California, where he engaged in research, lecturing, and assisting others in developing programs to put faith into action.

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